Cass is my partner when it comes to watching TV, and that because we like the same kind of shows Even though there aren't many shows worth watching these days ( I really, really dislike live TV shows). So what are we watching you ask? Well, we love the selfish, egoistic, sarcastic and brilliant doctor House, we don't miss a show, Cass has a soft spot( and i've grown to like him) for Monk, and the most favorite of all is GLEE. Yes, we are what Cass calls irrecuperable gleeks! And if you love broadway shows Glee would be one of your favorite shows as well. Today is wednesday but unfortunately is a Gleeless wednesday. The show is over until april American idol took its place. The first season does not come out on DVD until the 29th ( this month), we plan to watch every wednesday one episode until april "to refresh our memory". Even now as I type glee music is playing in the background from Cassidy's ipod.
So what is the connection between Glee and the pretzels? Well, the pretzels are the snack we have every time we watch Glee, Cass is big on traditions, he loves to make new ones, and he does make new ones very often, so he declared a "tradition" in our house to have pretzels when we watch Glee. Why pretzels today you ask, if Glee season is over and doesn't come out on DVD until the end of the month?
All I can say is "Thank God for modern technology and for On Demand TV" The last 4 episodes of Glee are still available On Demand so Glee is still on in our house tonight so are the pretzels. Yay!
I should get back to the recipe, maybe you guys can use it for a "new tradition in your house".
And Cass has a question: "How many of you are gleeks as well?"
Here is one of the songs from the Glee show, enjoyed while reading.
3 to 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups organic oats
2 tbsp of granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp of yeast
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp of butter or margarine
1 egg lightly beaten
Combine 2 cups of flour, the oats, sea salt in a large mixing bowl.
Heat milk, water, sugar and butter or margarine in a small saucepan until very warm and the butter is almost melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle yeast over top and let stand for 10 minutes until frothy.
Add the yeast to the flour and with an electric mixer beat on low speed for about 30 seconds then on high speed for about 3 minutes. By hand, add enough of the remaining flour gradually until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest on the floured surface for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly greased 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces. It's easier if you pat the dough into a rectangle and then divide.
Roll each piece into a 12 inch long rope, form into a pretzel and place onto the baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Brush with the egg, and if desired sprinkle with coarse sea salt or more oats.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve as a snack.
This recipe I found in the Quaker recipe booklet, all the recipes are with made with oats.